I've recently come into ownership of an old bike, which I'm fairly certain is an old department store brand that no longer exists. The brand is Venture, and the model is Mountain Tour. Just based on a Google search, it appears that the brand only existed in Canada, as virtually the only search results are for kijiji ads of people selling Venture bikes in Canadian cities. A couple of people on forums have suggested it was probably an in-house brand sold by Zellers. Thus I suspect the bike isn't worth anything, however I'm curious about it just because there's so little information about the brand on the internet.
In any case I kind of like the look of the bike, so I think I'll keep it. I've taken it into the bicycle co-op to fix it up so that it's rideable (just needed to replace the chain and the cables) and so far haven't had any problems with it. What I'm wondering is:
-does anybody have any knowledge of this bike brand/ model? Can anyone verify that this was a cheap Zellers brand?
-any guesses on the year my bike was made?
I've attached a couple of pics of the bike. Please let me know what you think.